• to feel awe and joy at existing in the world
  • to feel deeply connected to other people, the world, and the universe
  • to understand and be understood
  • to do good for others
  • to learn to love myself
  • to create works of beauty and strangeness
aug 28 2016 ∞
jun 1 2017 +
  • ballet
  • modern
  • jazz
  • contemporary
  • theatre/broadway
  • improvisation
  • hip-hop
  • west african
  • tap
  • femme
  • heels
  • vernacular solo jazz
  • ecstatic dance
  • partnered dance
    • east coast swing (lead & follow)
    • west coast swing (lead & follow)
    • waltz (slow & viennese)
    • cha-cha (lead & follow)
    • tango (american & argentine)
    • nightclub 2-step
jul 22 2016 ∞
mar 2 2018 +
  • lucid dreaming
  • tap-dancing
  • swordfighting
    • does tai chi sword count?
  • spanish
  • icelandic
  • tying a variety of useful knots
  • rock climbing
  • minimalist wardrobe
    • unisex & black aesthetic influence
  • singing
  • martial arts
    • tae kwon do / krav maga / aikido ?
apr 10 2016 ∞
sep 1 2018 +
  • send a toothbrush to the New Zealand toothbrush fence
  • follow joggers around in a car blasting Eye of the Tiger for encouragement
  • get a cat and play it Peach Plum Pear by Joanna Newsom until it starts meowing along
  • eat at the Salvador Dali pizza parlor in Savannah, GA
  • listen to The XX while wandering in a suburb at night after it has rained
  • go on the Niagara Skywheel as close to 2am as possible
  • take a class with Dana Metz
  • choreograph a dance based on Zeno's 3rd Paradox
  • choreograph a dance based on Zachary Schomburg's poetry
  • read Les Miserables in the original French
  • when getting a nosebleed, let the blood j...
apr 1 2012 ∞
sep 5 2018 +
  • Abluvion
    • Substance or things that are washed away
  • Abyssal
  • Adamantine
  • Airling
    • A person who is both young and thoughtless
  • Alembic
    • A vessel with a beaked cap or head, formerly used in distilling
    • Anything that transforms, purifies, or refines
  • Alexithymia
    • Difficulty describing emotions
  • Alveary
  • Anodyne
nov 20 2009 ∞
jul 14 2019 +
  • Abysmal
  • Arm
  • Asbestos
  • Baleen
  • Beets
  • Besmirch
  • Blancmange
  • Blare
  • Blatty
  • Blepharospasm
  • Blowhole
  • Bolus
  • Bowel
  • Bozo
  • Buboes
  • Bugle
  • Bunion
  • Burbling
  • Burgle
  • Burly
  • Bustard
aug 17 2016 ∞
aug 21 2019 +
  • assassin
    • from Arabic "hashashishiyyin," "hashish eaters"
  • canvas
    • from Latin "cannabis," "hemp"
  • fiasco
    • from Italian "far fiasco," "make a bottle"
  • glamour
    • said to be an alteration of English "grammar" in a specialized use of that word's medieval sense of "any sort of scholarship, especially occult learning"
  • helicopter
    • from Greek "helix," "spiral" + "pteron," "wing"
jul 13 2017 ∞
jun 2 2019 +
  • "Pretty much all the witches burnt in Iceland during the great witch-hunts of the 16th and 17th centuries were men – by a margin of several hundred to, I believe, two. Apparently witch-hunters who trained on the Continent got very confused when they arrived in Iceland." x
  • "Witches from Iceland had farting runes (Fretrúnir) that they used against their enemies." x
  • "The Holmavik Museum of Sorcery and Witchcraft in Iceland contains a gruesome exhibit called the necropants. Let us just cut to the chase – these are pants made from the skin of the lower half of a dead person. When worn, these pants would produce money as long as a magic rune and a coin stolen from a poor widow were placed in the scrotum. x
  • "The Icelandic Phallological Museum houses the world's largest display of penises ...x
jan 6 2017 ∞
nov 24 2018 +
  • ævintýr
  • beinagrind
  • bræðra
  • dauðþreytt
  • draumsóley
  • ellefu
  • eyra
  • fagurfífill
  • frelsishetja
  • jörðin
  • kókoshnetur
  • nýra
  • þyðir
  • sælir
  • sautján
  • sjúkrabíll
  • viðskiptafræði
  • yfirfall
  • yndislegt
jul 13 2016 ∞
aug 1 2017 +
  • adelante
  • aire
  • arcoíris
  • basura
  • cabrón
  • chispa
  • crujiente
  • demasiado
  • desayunar
  • fulano
  • juicio
  • peligro
may 25 2016 ∞
oct 31 2018 +
  • anéantir
  • califourchon
  • cauchemardesque
  • champêtre
  • croisade
  • désarroi
  • désespoir
  • écorce
  • épluchure
  • épouvantable
  • espiègle
  • étincelle
  • étiquetage
  • fane
  • flétrir
  • gadoue
  • haleine
  • lisse
  • merveille
  • mignardise
  • noircir
jul 20 2014 ∞
sep 23 2018 +
  • 脆 cuì "crisp, brittle, fragile"
  • 训 xùn "reprimand"
  • 麻雀 má què "sparrow"
  • 须 xū "beard, feeler, antenna"
  • 标致 biāo zhì "beautiful"
  • 梦 mèng "dream"
  • 叠 dié "fold"
  • 毛 máo "hair"
  • 飞 fēi "fly"
  • 月 yuè "moon, month"
jun 17 2016 ∞
jun 24 2017 +
  • De La Vergne "of the speckled alder"
  • Esposito "exposed"
  • Foy "faith"
  • Maitland "possibly a nickname for an ungracious individual"
  • Occhipinti "painted eyes"
  • Persichetti "little peach tree"
  • Rescorla "valley of the burying place," "valley of the sheepfold"
  • Supinka "little fish scales"
  • Teague
    • Cornish/Welsh: descriptive nickname for a handsome person
    • Irish: var. of Tighe "bard," "poet," "philosopher"
  • Tijerina "little scissors"
  • Wainwright "wagon maker"
oct 23 2015 ∞
apr 7 2018 +
  • bombazine
  • brilliantine
  • chiffon
  • dimity
  • gabardine
  • kerseymere
  • madras
  • moiré
  • sateen
  • shagreen
  • shantung
  • taffeta
  • twill
jul 1 2014 ∞
jan 23 2018 +
  • snails
  • jellyfish
  • crows
  • alpacas
  • narwhals
  • bunnies
  • chevrotains
  • dik-diks
oct 19 2014 ∞
feb 11 2018 +
  • ink from a fountain pen
  • orange blossoms
  • rain
  • lavender
  • tea tree oil
  • gardenias
  • certain roses
  • my pillow & sheets
  • pancakes and bacon in the morning
jul 20 2014 ∞
jun 24 2017 +
  • Adair
  • Adele / Adie
  • Adrian
  • Amelia
  • Anais
  • Aoi
  • Araceli
  • Ariane
  • Ariel
  • Arthur
  • Audrey
  • Augustine
  • Aurelia
  • Camden
  • Carina
  • Carlyle
  • Cecily
  • Celeste
  • Claudia
  • Constantine
  • Coralie / Cora / Corisande
jun 13 2014 ∞
sep 23 2018 +
  • celery
  • chlamydia
  • hegemony
  • lissencephaly
  • melanoma
  • rosacea
  • sirenomelia
  • slave
  • syphilis
may 20 2017 ∞
aug 19 2019 +
  • adiabatic
  • asphalt
  • braggadocio
  • coalesce
  • cooter
  • crevice
  • ergonomic
  • influencer
  • infotainment
  • jubblies
  • khaki
  • maven
  • nugget
  • patty
  • pupa
  • pussy
  • quincunx
  • spume
  • stochastic
  • vacuole
  • webinar
may 21 2013 ∞
apr 8 2018 +
  • Amelie
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • The Imitation Game
  • Her
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Lost In Translation
  • Everything Is Illuminated
  • The Tree of Life
  • Big Fish
  • Wish I Was Here
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Anime

  • Spirited Away
  • 5 Centimeters Per Second
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Whisper of the Heart

Disney/Pixar

feb 2 2014 ∞
jan 2 2017 +
  • 25
  • tucson, az ✈️ corvallis, or
  • poet (mfa)
  • bookworm
  • infj
  • neurotic
  • dancer
  • queer
  • chinese-american
  • nonbinary femme (they/them; she/her)
  • night owl
  • hopelessly secular
  • hufflepuff/ravenclaw
  • bs psych; ba creative writing
  • someday pentaglot
jul 30 2016 ∞
dec 15 2018 +
  • I think that care and empathy are good.
  • I will never be made to feel bad for caring.
  • We cannot realistically care about/help every single person, but everyone can care about/help someone. And virtually all of us can extend our circle of caring without detriment to our self-care. The object is not to care for everyone; the object is to care more, and to translate our caring into concrete action as often as we can.
  • Empathy for someone doesn't necessarily mean condoning their actions. E.g. "I empathize with their anger and pain; I don't agree with their decision to take it out on others."
  • It is debatable whether we can control our thoughts and emotions; however, (with some reasonable exceptions) we can control our actions.
jun 23 2017 ∞
jun 23 2017 +

(all of this hurt so much to learn)

  • the biggest determiners of your mood are: how many pleasant social interactions you have, and how competently you perform tasks
  • don't put anyone on a pedestal. don't idealize anyone, because they will disappoint you eventually, and the resulting hurt, anger, and alienation will ruin your relationship with them and ensure that you end up cynical and alone.
  • stop feeling threatened by other people's talents. instead of comparing yourself to others, try to purposefully surround yourself with people whom you consider better. study them, absorb their habits, and better yourself in the process. if you are the least competent person or the biggest asshole in the room, that's good in a way, because you're the one with the most opportunities to learn and grow.
aug 11 2016 ∞
mar 27 2018 +
  • Neville/Luna
  • Pearl/Rose Quartz
  • Yossarian/Chaplain
  • Janine/Anthea
  • Princess Bubblegum/Marceline
  • Chihiro/Haku
  • Enjolras/Grantaire
  • Aziraphale/Crowley
jun 7 2016 ∞
jun 14 2019 +
  • abandoned playground
  • berserk button
  • beware the nice ones
  • bifauxnen
  • buffy speak
  • cloudcuckoolander
  • dandere
  • ditzy genius
  • narrative filigree
  • nervous wreck
  • shrinking violet
apr 23 2015 ∞
apr 10 2016 +
  • nearly all snails are hermaphrodites
  • because of this fact, snails can self-fertilize (!!)
  • "some snails simultaneously swap sperm, while others will be male or female at a particular mating and then reverse their roles next time" (!!)
  • some snails shoot calcium "love darts" into the other's body during the mating process; "it is thought that the dart transmits a slime containing pheremones that may improve the safe storage of the partner's sperm"
  • some species make a new dart each time; others reuse them; some keep only one dart at a time; others have 2 or more in a "pouch"
  • snails can keep their partner's sperm viable in them for months or years
  • baby snails are born with their shells on, but the shells are soft
oct 20 2014 ∞
sep 4 2017 +

abstract

  • existential
    • always returning to a default state of unhappiness w my life and self
    • never achieving my dreams or my full potential
    • never finding a meaningful career that can keep me genuinely happy over a long period of time
    • dying with too many regrets
    • running out of time
    • uncertainty
    • lack of control
    • making unfixable mistakes
  • interpersonal
    • conflict/hostility
    • social rejection
    • being negatively judged
    • being a burden on others
aug 9 2014 ∞
jun 5 2019 +
  • "A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." - Thomas Mann
  • "Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it." - G. K. Chesterton
  • "The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense." - Tom Clancy
  • "I think our best ideas are the ones that barely feel like they’re ours." - @somelightcrying
  • "Poetry is a dissociating and anarchic force which through analogy, associations and imagery, thrives on the destruction of known relationships." - Antonin Artaud
  • "The way I write I don’t see much distinction between [prose and poetry], although prose seems more suited to daylight, and poetry to night." - Nick Flynn
feb 7 2014 ∞
jun 20 2019 +
  • "Ces temps sont durs pour les rêveurs." - Amélie
  • "And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
  • "Your heart felt good / It was drippin' pitch and made of wood." - Modest Mouse
  • "Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all." - Andre Breton
  • "Float on, baby" - Modest Mouse
  • "I would close my eyes to daydream... But those silent companions who watch over me from the insides of my eyelids are too brilliant for me to meet face to face." - James Wright
  • "When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to ...
sep 13 2011 ∞
aug 12 2018 +
  • A Celebration Upon Completion - Bright Eyes
  • Adagio from the Grand Pas de Deux, Nutcracker Suite - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovksy
  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • Fix You - Coldplay
  • Dear Avery - The Decemberists
  • Rise To Me - The Decemberists
  • Stay Young, Go Dancing - Death Cab for Cutie
  • Cuckoo - Benjamin Britten
  • I Hope the Fields Remember Us - Circadian Eyes
  • White Face, Black Eyes - AJJ
  • Big Bird - AJJ
  • Recover - Chvrches
  • Killian's Red - Nada Surf
  • Wait It Out - Allie Moss
  • Hero - Family of the Year
  • Last Hope - Paramore
  • Time, As a Symptom of Love - Joanna Newso...
jun 22 2011 ∞
sep 23 2018 +